Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bodegraven, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
21 Plato, 81.7 EBC, Czech hops: bittering hops Premiant, as final hops Saaz.

tfredvik's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1417) - Oslo, - NOV 6, 2012
What, a De Moolen beer with carbonation issues? It gushes lightly, but since I pour faster than my own shadow, nothing ends up on my table. In the glass the beer looks more or less black, and has a large, creamy, light-brown, long-lived head that leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is strong, pleasant, sweet, roasted and malty. I get lots of chocolate and dark caramel, also sweet dried dark fruits. In the back there are very nice notes of alcohol in a sherry kind of way. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Strong flavours that are dominated by sweet tasting chocolate and caramel. In the back lurk the hops, faint spices and liquorice. The body is medium to full, the texture oily and the carbonation is quite lively. I did get some vague metallic hints in the first couple of sips, but they disappear quickly. A very, very nice beer!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year 3 months after bottling/3 years 9 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonkiedeaap (428) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle from Albert Heijn. The beer is black colored and has nearly no head, which should be cream colored. Also carbonation is a little low. The aroma is a very rich palate of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, and some sweetness of raisins and caramel. The taste is overal medium sweet with notes of caramel, dark fruits and a hint of alcohol. The aftertaste is a well balanced light bitter. First there is the sweetness and then a hint of the used hops is noticable. Above all, its very warming and the alcohol is noticable in the background. Seriously, one of the best beers in Holland. Shame its so expensive (3,00 a bottle).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Hazy brownish pour with a frothy head. Notes of berries, gains, syrup, caramel and some herbal notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3941) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2015
Very dark brown and full of chunks. Lots of dried fruits and a hint of cocoa. Sweet and sharpmred fruits, also a blackberry taste which is both sweet and slightly sour. Quite rich and warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (5729) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
Schn dick und vollmundig mit einer ordentlichen prise an Frchten im Aroma. Daneben spielt der Alkohol eine nicht zu geringe Rolle, whrend Brot und Erde eine gewisse Grundehrlichkeit verleihen. Nicht schlecht.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5734) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep brown colour with a steady head and smooth body. Aroma of Belgian yeast, flowers and hops. Taste of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, plums, dried fruits, wine, oak, chooclate, malt, flowers, caramel, bread and hops. Belgian, strong finish. Very complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bipe74 (3) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015 does not count
Meget mrk, og tung l. Ikke meget skum. Dufter meget af frugt, smagen er sd og kraftig, er lidt "tung" i smagen, mske det er chokoladen der gr det

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taradil (35) - - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle Color: dark brown, hazy. Head: non-existent, very poor. Aroma: sweet, wine, sweet fruits. Taste: sweet dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, wine, oak, belgian yeast. Very good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patdelichte (52) - - JUL 12, 2015
Een van de lekkerste IPS die ik tot nu toe op heb. Wat zachtere caramel/koffie smaak en is daardoor vrij toegankelijk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (851) - CROATIA - JUL 11, 2015
Very dark brown color, thin brownish head. Aroma is very fruity, nutty, roasty, with coffee and chocolate ice cream. Taste is fairly sweet, thick and warming, very fruity, dark chocolate, smoke, light tartness. Smooth and complex. Full body, soft carbonation. Excellent.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Neorej80 (350) - - JUL 9, 2015
Aroma of coffee, caramel, chocolate and toasted bread. Dark with a very small off white head. Thick and full bodied with hints of rasins, oak, wine, roasted bread, coffee and chocolate. Lots of flavours and a bit alcoholic. Very sweet as well. Aftertaste a bit dry and malty.

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